Consulting

Stiletto Network provides business consulting services on diversity and inclusion to global corporations, women’s groups, academic institutions, and philanthropies.

Most recently, Stiletto Network worked with Pamela Thomas-Graham, the former Chief Marketing Officer of Credit Suisse, to launch the women’s segment of the firm’s New Markets Initiative, which provided wealth advisory services for women, African Americans, and LGBT.

Subsequently, with Shaquille O’Neal and Credit Suisse, Stiletto Network launched Momentum: Black Men’s Leadership Retreat, which convened 50 of the nation’s most high-powered African American men in 2014 to focus on job-creation and economic empowerment in the black community.

Ryckman, working for Stiletto Network, also co-authored CS Gender 3000, a Credit Suisse research report that debunked the “Queen Bee” myth for women (view PDF of report and press release).

We always conceived of it as climbing a corporate ladder, but it’s more like building a human pyramid, each layer of women supporting the next. Each generation needs the one before. Maybe it’s taken too long to get here from the 1970’s, when everyone was looking at cervixes in the mirror. If you don’t treat everything as a competition, you get so much more than you lose. We’re finally realizing it’s much easier to do this together than apart.”

Abigail Disney, documentary filmmaker and philanthropist

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